Pirates overwhelmed by Troy
The Prairie Pirates, missing a starter due to injury, were soundly defeated by the undefeated Troy Trojans in their first game of the new year 38-55 at Cottonwood Friday, Jan. 6.
Seth Crane badly sprained his ankle at practice the night before and is expected to miss at least 2 weeks. He was replaced in the starting lineup by J.D. Riener who did a solid job in Craneís absence.J.D. Riener was on top of a pile going for a loose ball in the Troy game.
A 0-10 run early in the game by Troy put them firmly in control at 2-13. The Trojansí Tyler Bollman was nearly unstoppable as he scored 10 points in the first quarter and 9 more in the second, outscoring Prairie all by himself in the first half.
In the third quarter Troy led 21-40 when Prairie managed to put together a rally.
Corey Schaeffer scored a lay-up and Mat Forsmann followed by driving the baseline for a lay-up.
Riener scored on a putback and was fouled. He missed the foul shot by Schaeffer rebounded the miss and put it in. Josh Gabica followed with a 12 foot jumper to cut the lead to 31-40.
That was as close as the Pirates would get though as Troy answered with a 0-10 run of their own to push the lead back to 19.
Forsmann scored 15 points to lead the Pirates in scoring with Schaeffer adding 10. Gabica scored 7 and Riener scored 6.
Troy held the rebounding edge 23-35. Schaeffer led the Pirates with 7 with Riener added 6.
Schaeffer had 4 steals in the game and Forsmann and Sean Daly had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 15 for 40 from the field, 38%, and 6 for 13 at the line. Troy was 23 for 46 from the field, 50%, and 5 for 11 at the line.
Bollman wound up with 25 points to lead Troy.
The loss drops the Pirates to 1-2 in league play and 3-5 on the season.
The JV game was competitive for 9 minutes then everything fell apart for the Pirates as they lost 21-69 to the Trojans.
Prairie jumped out to a 4-0 lead on a pair of baskets by Tyler Forsmann.
Prairie gave up the lead but got it back on a driving lay-up by Nate Kaschmitter. Troy answered back with 4 straight to take an 8-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Before the second quarter started an error was discovered in the official scorebook as one of the Troy players was entered incorrectly. That led to a technical foul with Kaschmitter dropping in both free throws.
Prairie then took their final lead of the game when Kyle Daly drove the baseline for a lay-up 10 seconds later.
Troy then scored 12 straight points before Forsmann scored inside with 3:30 left in the half. That was Prairieís last score until the 6:33 mark in the fourth quarter as Troy went on a 0-30 run.
Kyle Daly finally broke the drought with a basket. Troy then scored 8 more before Jake Holthaus popped in a 3-pointer. 
The Trojans had another 0-8 run before Eric Daly closed out the gameís scoring with a pair of free throws.
Kaschmitter and Forsmann scored 6 points each to lead Prairie with Kyle Daly scoring 4, Holthaus 3 and Eric Daly 2.
Troy dominated the boards 22-49. Forsmann led Prairie with 8 rebounds.
Holthaus and Daniel Sigler had 2 steals each and Eric Daly had 2 assists.
Prairie was 8 for 38 from the field, 21%, and 4 for 14 at the line. Troy was 25 for 55 from the field, 45%, and 15 for 20 at the line.
Troy         17 18   9 11 -55
Prairie         6 11 14   7 -38
Prairie-Gabica 3-6, 1-2, 7; Schaeffer 4-8, 2-3, 10; Forsmann 6-11, 3-7, 15; Schumacher 0-3, 0-0, 0; Riener, 3-6, 0-1, 6; R. Daly 0-2, 0-0, 0; S. Daly 0-4, 0-0, 0; S. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nau 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Troy-Bollman 11-19, 1-3, 25; Geidl 1-5, 0-0, 3; Buzga 2-3, 1-2, 5; Osborn 1-2, 2-4, 4; Mann 2-4, 1-2, 5; Illi 0-1, 0-0, 0; Nelson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Acord 1-3, 0-0, 3; Reagan 1-1, 0-0, 2; Carson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Pesho 4-8, 0-0, 8. 3-pointers-Bollman 2, Geidl.

Pirates hold on to win against C.V.
Corey Schaeffer scored 25 points and Mat Forsmann added 18 as the Prairie Pirates managed to pull out a 59-54 win over Clearwater Valley at Cottonwood Saturday, Jan. 7.
They were the classic Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside as Schaeffer hit 11 of 16 shots, mostly lay-ups, while Forsmann popped in three 3-pointers.
Mat Forsmann heads downcourt after stealing the ball against C.V.Forsmann gave Prairie the early lead with a pair of baskets but C.V. answered with a 0-5 run to take a 4-7 lead.
Forsmann then tied it with his first 3-pointer of the game and a free throw by Chris Schumacher and 2 baskets by Schaeffer put Prairie up 12-7.
Schumacher added 2 more free throws and Schaeffer added a putback as Prairie built a 16-12 lead. C.V. cut the lead to 1 at the buzzer on a long 3-pointer than banked in.
C.V. then scored the first 4 points of the second quarter to reclaim the lead.
Prairie took the lead back at the free throw line as Sean Daly and Josh Gabica each converted a pair. Daly then popped in a 3-pointer for a 4-point lead.
The lead didnít last though as C.V. came back with a basket and a 3-pointer of their own.
C.V. led 25-26 when Prairie started an 8-0 run that gave them a halftime lead. Forsmann converted both ends of a 1 and 1 then added a basket. Schaeffer then scored a pair of lay-ups for a 33-26 lead. C.V. cut the lead to 33-29 at the half.
Schaeffer opened the second quarter scoring but C.V. came back with a 0-7 run to take a 35-36 lead.
Prairie took back the lead when Gabica inbounded to Forsmann in the corner for a 3-pointer.
C.V. tied it though and managed to take a 43-44 lead into the fourth quarter.
Forsmannís third 3-pointer opened the fourth quarter scoring and gave Prairie back the lead. C.V. came right back though and took the lead back at 47-49.
Prairie tied it on free throws but C.V. answered with another basket.
A putback by Schaeffer tied the score and another lay-up by him put Prairie back on top at 53-51.
C.V. then tied it and threatened to take the lead when Schaeffer stole the ball. That led to a pair of free throws that put Prairie ahead for good.Corey Schaeffer puts up 2 of his 25 points against C.V.
C.V. then got a free throw with 1:19 left but missed the second. Ryan Daly rebounded the miss and that led to a lay-up by Schaeffer.
A C.V. turnover led to a free throw by Sean Daly that gave Prairie a 4-point lead with 36 seconds left.
Ryan Daly then forced a jump ball to give Prairie the ball back but the Pirates turned it right back. C.V. tried a 3-pointer that would have cut the lead to 1 but Gabica rebounded the miss and was fouled. He converted one of the free throws for the final point of the game.
In addition to Schaeffer and Forsmannís big scoring efforts, Sean Daly scored 7 points. Gabica and Schumacher scored 3 each, J.D. Riener scored 2 and Ryan Daly scored 1.
C.V. held a slim 32-34 rebounding edge. Ryan Daly led Prairie with 8 rebounds with Schaeffer and Forsmann grabbing 7 each.
Schaeffer had 5 steals and Gabica had 5 assists.
Prairie was 19 for 41 from the field, 46%, and 17 for 27 at the line. C.V. was 22 for 49 from the field, 45%, and 6 for 21 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 4-5 on the season.
In the JV game Nate Kaschmitter hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points but it wasnít enough as Prairie lost 46-52.
Prairie had a terrible first quarter as they hit just 2 of 12 shots from the field to fall behind 6-17 by the quarter break.
They trailed 12-26 in the second quarter before Kaschmitter hit the first of his 3-pointers. Eric Daly followed that with a 3-pointer of his own to cut the lead to 8. 
C.V. answered with a pair of baskets but Prairie ended the half with a 5-0 run to pull within 23-30 at the half.
In the third quarter Kaschmitter connected on 3 straight 3-point attempts and added a pair of free throws that helped Prairie take the lead at 37-36.
C.V. answered though and took a 39-43 lead into the fourth quarter.
They extended the lead to 39-46 before Kyle Daly scored a free throw and Jake Holthaus added a pair from the line to pull the Pirates within 42-46.
The Pirates went ice-cold in the quarter though hitting just 1 of 19 from the field. That 1 make was Kaschmitterís final 3-pointer of the game.
In addition to Kaschmitterís 19 points, Eric Daly scored 9, Tyler Forsmann scored 7, Holthaus 5, Daniel Sigler 4 and Kyle Daly 2.
C.V. held a 40-47 rebounding edge. Sigler led Prairie with 13 rebounds with Forsmann adding 7.
Kaschmitter had 4 steals and Holthaus had 3. Holthaus had 4 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 53 from the field, 26%, and 12 for 27 at the line. C.V. was 22 for 54 from the field, 41%, and 7 for 17 at the line.
C.V.       15 14 15 10 -54
Prairie     16 17 10 16 -59
Prairie-Gabica 0-4, 3-5, 3; Schaeffer 11-16, 3-4, 25; Forsmann 6-11, 3-4, 18; Schumacher 0-2, 3-5, 3; Riener 1-1, 0-0, 2; S. Daly 1-4, 4-6, 7; R. Daly 0-3, 1-3, 1. 3-pointers-Forsmann 3, S. Daly.
C.V.-C. Roth 5-8, 1-7, 11; Allen 5-9, 3-6, 13; Renshaw 5-13, 0-2, 13; Harris 4-10, 0-1, 9; McKinney 2-6, 1-2, 5; S. Roth 1-1, 0-0, 2; Cole 0-1, 1-3, 1; Burke 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Renshaw 3, Harris.

Wrestlers compete at Kamiah
By Tessica Nuxoll
Heading off to the Kamiah Invitational Tournament was the Prairie Wrestling team. They left Friday to start the tournament.Michael Matson has his opponent nearly pinned.
That night everyone started in the round robin weight classes and ended about 9 p.m. then went home to get a good nightís rest. The next day they headed back down at 7:30 a.m. to finish the tournament.
Wrestling in weight class 119 was James Jackson who brought home a 1st place medal. He wrestled smart and put forth a lot of effort.
In the 135 lb. weight class were Michael Matson and Anthony Duman. Anthony came home with a 1st place medal for 135B and Michael had a rough time in this tournament but he worked hard.
Jacob Wimer wrestling in the 160 lb. weight class tried hard but just couldnít pull through on the last couple of matches.
Curtis Nuxoll wrestled in the 171 lb. weight class. Curtis didnít bring home a medal but achieved his personal goal.
Jason VonBargen put this opponent into a cradle.In the 189 lb. weight class Logan Lustig and Jason VonBargen both came home with medals. Logan winning a 3rd place in 189A and Jason a first place in 189B. They both wrestled very well this tournament.
Chance Ratcliff wrestled at 215 and had a hard time but worked very hard.
In the 275 lb. weight class Ronnie Chandler worked very hard but just couldnít pull through.
The team has now upped their medal count to 11 through 3 tournaments.
They will be working hard, practicing for their next tournament, this weekend, at Orofino on the 13th and 14th.
Come and join the surroundings and fun the wrestling team brings to the sport.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
12-Grangeville, here
14-Genesee, there, 1 p.m.
17-Highland, there
20-Culdesac, there
21-Deary, here, 4 p.m.
26-Kendrick, there
28-Timberline, here
31-Lapwai, there
  7-Nezperce, there
  9-Highland, here
14-Timberline, there
16-25-District at Lewiston

13 & 14-Orofino Invitational
20 & 21-Lewiston Invitational
26 & 27-Mile High Classic, McCall
31-Grange./Oro./C.V., there, 6 p.m.
  2-Orofino/Kamiah, home, 6 p.m.
  3-Oro./Gíville, there, 6 p.m.
  9-Kamiah, there, 6 p.m.
14-Orofino/Potlatch, there, 6 p.m.
18-Districts, at Potlatch
23-25-State at Pocatello

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